THREE men and a youth appeared in court today charged with murder over a house fire which killed the wife and three children of a Muslim Irish-based doctor.
Shaun Carter, 24, Jackson Powell, 19, and Nathaniel Mullings, also 19, all appeared alongside a 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, at Leicester Magistrates' Court in the UK.
They each face four charges of murder in relation to a deadly house fire in the Wood Hill area of Leicester in the early hours of Friday, September 13, which wiped out the entire family of Dr Muhammad Taufiq Al Sattar, a well known neurosurgeon who works at Beaumont Hospital.
Dr Taufiq Al Sattar’s wife Shehnila Taufiq, 47, their daughter Zainab, 19, and sons Bilal, 17, and Jamil, 15, were all killed in the blaze.
The four defendants were remanded in custody for a bail hearing on Tuesday, with a plea and case management hearing due to take place at the city's crown court on October 12.
Two men, aged 20 and 19, remain in police custody after being arrested in connection with the fire.
Separately, Kemo Porter, 18, has already been charged with four counts of murder in relation to the blaze and is due to appear back at the crown court next week.